POLICE are urging motorists to look out for their fellow road users after several road accidents between cars and cyclists recently.
A man was shaken but walking after he was thrown off his bicycle in Golden Square yesterday morning.
The man was turning right off Specimen Hill Road into Pallett Street about 9am when he was collected by a car travelling at low speed.
The woman driving the car was turning right out of Pallett Street onto Specimen Hill Road and failed to see the cyclist.
Paramedics attended to the man at the scene but he did not need to be taken to hospital.
It comes after two male cyclists were taken to Bendigo Health after being
involved in two separate incidents on September 19.
Leading Senior Constable Brendan Keegan said it was important car drivers were aware of cyclists on the road, especially now school had re-started.
"Be mindful that there are not only cars on the road," he said.
"Keep an eye out for bike riders during peak time around school drop-off time."
Leading Senior Constable Keegan said there were generally more cyclists on the road in summer months.
Harding Cycles owner Ash Harding said the attitudes of drivers had improved in the last few years as more and more cyclists took to Bendigo roads.
But he said some drivers still did not respect other road users.
"I guess the attitude with some people is that the riders shouldn't be on the roads," he said.
"Sometimes drivers don't think about the consequences of their actions.
"On the other hand, there's a lot of bike riders that do the wrong thing."
Mr Harding said drivers should slow down and only overtake cyclists when safe to.
"A lot of drivers just drive like they are not there," he said.
"I would recommend drivers slow down around cyclists and wait for a safe place to pass."